Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

ONE’S quest to know the rich offers of Zimbabwe’s tourism cannot be complete without an appreciation of our museums which are the conduits for our culture and heritage. ...

SOUTH Africa’s hip hop queen Nadia Nakai has released a new single titled Imma Boss which offers a glimpse into her forthcoming debut album, Nadia Naked, characterised by her typical hard-hitting verses that have seen her securing endorsement deals and clinching Courvoisier Cognac ambassadorship. ...

SONGBIRD Selmor Mtukudzi and Zimdancehall chanter Freeman are set to rekindle the late music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s memories during a tour dubbed Tuku Music Lives On in Australia where they are billed to perform in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney from November 1 to 9. ...

THE choice of renowned Nigerian actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim to play former President Robert Mugabe in the forthcoming movie, The Hero, has torched a storm among local film-makers and among social media users who believe the actor was not the best choice for the role. ...

RENOWNED Filipino fashion designer John Ablaza yesterday said he saw a lot of potential in local fashion designers. ...

INTWASA Arts Festival koBulawayo has introduced another calendar event dubbed Women’s Day, which will run concurrently with the annual arts fiesta, dedicated to women’s activities in the creative sector. ...

ORAGNISERS of Miss Tourism Zimbabwe will take the search for this year’s beauty queen to Victoria Falls as Matabeleland North province hosts its auditions on Saturday and Sunday at Invuvu Restaurant. The pageant is seeking a replacement of Tafadzwa Jaricha who is seeing out her reign. ...

TOP gospel musicians Kudzai Nyakudya and Bethen Pasinawako are set to grace the launch of Methodist Church in Zimbabwe’s Echoes of Praise’s second album, Mbiri Nerukudzo, pencilled for Saturday in Zengeza, Chitungwiza. ...

LOVERS of gospel music with a traditional vernacular flair are in for a treat at this year’s edition of the Worship Summit, scheduled for Saturday at the Harare International Conference Centre, which will feature some of the country’s finest gospel artistes Janet Manyowa, Michael “Minister” Mahendere and Takesure “Zamar” Ncube. ...

TOP movie producer and songwriter Marc Mandisoul has been approached by the United States-based Universal Music Group (UMG), with a deal to have his music used in the company’s ringtones and ring backs, as well as digital music videos. ...

A LOCAL film, which gives an insight into how obsession can affect a woman who falls in love with a married man, is set to premiere on the big screen this August, NewsDay Life & Style can reveal. ...

THE stage is now set for the Cyclone Idai Cheer Up and Reach Out Gala slated for Chipinge tomorrow with musicians, who include Leonard Zhakata, Lady Squanda, Larry Gunda and Sniper Storm, set to perform. ...

SOUTH Africa-based rapper Mlungisi “Mlue Jay” Moyo has declared that the music industry needs him because he possesses much talent that will influence culture. ...

Zimdancehall chanter Tocky Vibes, real name Obey Makamure, shot to fame following the release of tracks such as Mhai and Tocky Ayenda Nenyika a few years ago. ...

DURING the colonial era, Harare's Highfield and Mbare townships were the melting pot of entertainment. And as the war against white minority rule raged in the bushes of the then Rhodesia, musicians were educating and entertaining the mostly black communities of the two suburbs — not that there was no war effort in the areas. ...

AFRO-SOUL musician Bryan Kadengu — popularly known as Bryan K or Heavy Machine — says there has been a low uptake of his music which spoke to the little appreciation of local music and lack of recognition of local talent. ...

ASPIRING filmmaker Charles Nechironga’s new drama series, Shungu Dzemoyo, which recently premiered at Theatre in the Park in Harare, has attracted criticism after the producers allegedly ignored some basic tenets of film-making. ...

SOUTH Africa’s most sought after wheel spinner, producer and musician DJ Tira is set to make a return to Bulawayo on May 24 for a show scheduled for the eve of Africa Day commemorations. ...

THE late music icon and national hero Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s daughter, Selmor — who has been largely touted as heir to the superstar’s music throne — said she has worked hard over the years to develop herself into a brand without ever riding on her father’s coattails. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to officially open this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe Culture Week at Glamis Arena in Harare on Saturday. ...

THE opening of Jasen Mphepo Little Theatre last week in Harare came along with the premiere of an emotional play, Inside Out, which touched on political and socio-economic challenges affecting ordinary Zimbabweans. The country has become a zone for mass protests, state security brutality, fuel shortages and poor healthcare services. ...

LIFE is a phenomenon that many struggle to comprehend, and often dismiss the subject with the usual refrain: “Those who know it all have passed on.” Apportionment of blame becomes a way of life. ...

GOSPEL musician Sabastian Magacha said he was going ahead with the launch of his clothing line — slated for August this year — despite the consternation it appears to have caused among the public. ...

Mugariro Community Winter Arts Festival (Mucowafest) has bounced back after a two-year hiatus with the organisers — Together as One — inviting performing artistes to express their interest to participate in the fiesta penciled for July 22 to 27. ...

DYNAMITE comes in small packages is the best way to describe Tsholotsho’s Cynthia Gumede (15). ...

SULTRY songbird and fashion entrepreneur Cindy Munyavi’s star continues to rise as she is set to headline this year’s edition of the Miss Zimbabwe-USA pageant scheduled for Africa Day at the Doubletree Hotel in Chicago. ...

ARTS Hub Zimbabwe is set to mentor a number of disabled players in the industry during a workshop scheduled for May 20 to 24 at the Music Crossroads Academy in Harare. ...

MBARE Edutainment Festival’s Meifest Culture Expo — is set to honour the late anti-Rhodesian feminist and social worker, Elizabeth Maria Ayema, popularly known as Mai Musodzi during this year’s edition slated for May 24. ...

THE much-awaited 94-minute film — Lord of Kush — themed around the 2014 massacre of children at a Pakistan school and is set to premiere on June 29 introduces three-year-old Candice Maduwa into the acting industry. ...

INDONSAKUSA, the Morning Star, an offshoot of Impumelelo Shining Stars, will today mark its 18th anniversary on their home turf at ENqameni, Mapane village, in Gwanda entertaining villagers for free as a way of ploughing back into their community. ...